Covid-19 MLIA @ Eval organizes a community evaluation effort aimed at accelerating the creation of resources and tools for improved MultiLingual Information Access (MLIA) in the current emergency situation with a reference to a general public use case:
“Sofia has heard that a drug has been experimented in different countries and she would like to have a consolidated and trustworthy view of the main findings, whether the drug is effective or not, and whether there are any adverse effects”.
Distillation for the general public also implies a level of specialist-non-specialist communication, when the aggregated sources contain both disseminative and specialised sources. Therefore, the general public would need to understand medical expertise by using their correspondent in the “everyday ” language or by using an appropriately calibrated language for the communication to be effective.
PRHLT is co-organizing the machine translation task, whose goal is to evaluate systems focused on the Covid-19 related text. The Covid-19 MT task addresses the following language pairs:
* English-Modern Greek.
Round 2 is currently undergoing, with plans for a third run already on the works. For more information, visit: http://eval.covid19-mlia.eu/task3/.